Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Summer I love you!!!

  We are seeing Summer waning away....the signs of fall are starting to appear, hunting season starts tomorrow, the Nighthawks have passed through, and racing fever has infected me!!!!
  Today I had a sluggish, plodding run. This is okay because yesterday's run was a hard effort and since I am an average Joe I am sore, stiff and tired...the average Joe part probably is not entirely accurate. I am one of those runners/racers that fills the anomaly...example: the runners that are between the front and the middle pack, those runners that finish 4th or 5th in a competitive field..."the poor sucker"!
  So I just enjoyed the day today with 39 minutes of easy running. My Sweetheart is going out with her sister and Niece this Saturday to shop for the Nieces wedding dress, I have a gig later in the day, but the morning is free.....are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'? There is a 5K for a good cause Saturday in Branson! It's Director is one of our best runners, hold some state records, I'm thinking about racing?
  So, what do you think? Should I go for it? Should I just go to the track and do speed work? Which would serve my purpose of breaking 24 best? Becky (the director) says the course is gentle rolling....that's fair...I feel like I'm poised and ready to break 24 and the sooner the better, then I can move to the 10K. Your opinion is wanted! Peace!


Forward Foot Strides said...

My opinion is always: race! But I'm addicted to organized events.

Marlene said...

It's racing season! Go for it! Might as well get some speed work at an organized event. Welcome Fall!

Emz said...

I love how you said "my sweetheart". Love that.

I say go for it!! RACE!

Jill said...

I think you should definitely go for it. If nothing else, use it for a little speedwork...and have a blast :).

Tina @GottaRunNow said...

I really wanted to become a person who loves summer running this year, but I failed.

The race sounds fun - look forward to reading your next race report on how you broke 24 minutes!


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